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System Architecture

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This section distinguishes between Operator Interfaces and Field Interfaces to the BAS. The Operator Interface refers to the main 'front-end' method for accessing and operating the BAS. The Field Interfaces typically access the BAS from the controller-level and have limited functionality, and may include HID, LDP, and ZBI as described below. This section describes the devices only; OI functionality is generally covered in the Software, while Field Interface functionality is detailed further in the individual Controllers
Operator Interfaces (OI)
Dedicated Operator Workstation (OWS)
Dedicated PC(s) with proprietary workstation software
The Tracer Summit PC Workstation software provides a graphical user interface for setting up, operating, and modifying the building automation system. A PC with the following requirements is needed to operate the system: a Pentium 700 MHZ processor, 128 MB RAM, 2 GB hard drive storage, Windows 98 SE or higher, Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) Version 2.5 or higher, one PCI or ISA slot (for Ethernet or ARCNET network adapter) or one internal or external 56 K baud modem for remote workstation. The Tracer Summit Energy Services software or the Tracer Summit Tenant Services software can also be added.
"Thin" Client Browser The Tracer Summit Web OPS is needed to support a Thin Client browser, such as Internet Explorer Version 6 (or higher) or Netscape Navigator.
"Thick" Client Browser Tracer Summit for Windows software runs on a PC and includes workstation software on a CD, a library of graphic images and routines, along with documentation for the installer, daily user, and programmer. Daily operator computer based training CD included with Tracer Summit software.
Product Application(s): N.A.
Handheld Interface Devices (HID)
PDA-Based N.A.
Proprietary N.A.
Local Display Panel (LDP) Yes on the Building Control Unit, MP580/581 and AH540/541
Zone Based Interfaces (ZBI)
Thermostat with communication port to access local controller/network Yes
Other thermostat types available (without communication ports)
Interface to BAS Networks Ethernet/IP, BACnet/IP
Compatible with the building's IT network? Yes
Protocol(s) LonTalk
Cabling and Speeds Twisted pair @ 78.6 Kbps
Expansion Capability Accepts up to 120 Generic Lon Devices (GLD)
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Peer-to-Peer or Polling? N.A.
Protocol(s) N.A.
Cabling and Speeds N.A.
Expansion Capability N.A.
Additional Information N.A.
Includes a listing of available Gateways, Routers and other devices that provide additional communications flexibility into and out of the BAS. Repeaters, bridges, standard modems and the like are typically not included here. Note: If in use by the BAS, the Internet/building IT Network is extremely open and non-proprietary. If a vendor uses the IT Network, CI devices such as IP routers and hubs can be purchased from third parties.
Model (Device) Application
Model (Device) BMTX BCU
Application The BMTX BCU controller communicates with unit control modules over the Lon network. The BMTX BCU acts as a supervisory device to the unit control modules and communicates information to the OWS over BACnet IP.
Classification Supervisory Interface
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Model (Device) Application
Model (Device) Tracer Summit Communications Bridge
Application The Tracer Summit Communication Bridge enables devices that use the MODBUS RTU or a custom protocol to connect to a Tracer building automation system.
Classification Gateway
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